27th February - Law News

2256th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: As night falls in Athens, the city’s squares turn seedy, and middle-aged European men can be seen chatting with teenage Syrian boys – a seemingly odd pairing of friends. Many of these youngsters are refugees who have resorted to selling themselves for as little as €10 just to eat. Some also choose drug pedaling and petty theft to survive. With no official documents or help from Greece’s immigration authorities, they are stranded in this horrific life. To escape, some consider abandoning their dream of living in Europe, and others even contemplate suicide.

Focus of the Day story: A feature of the modernisation of the family justice system has been the inclusion of children, young people and other vulnerable parties in proceedings. There has been a recognition that the family justice system has failed to ensure that children, the subjects of these most personally intrusive proceedings, understand and are afforded an opportunity to take an active role in a process to which they frequently neither choose nor wish to be a party. In so recognising the need for the inclusion of children in proceedings, attention has largely focused on whether, when and how children and vulnerable persons' voices should be heard. Full story - Family Law Week

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